+asd03 Posted March 19, 2010 Share Posted March 19, 2010 Hello all, my wife and I have been geocacheing off and on for about 2 years but this summer we want to really have at it. We currently use a Garmin GPSMap 60 (the green unit) and an iPhone with the app. From what I have read my older unit is not as accurate on an overcast day or in the woods as the newer units such as the ones I listed in the topic. From what I understand mine does not include a "high sensitivity antenna" that the newer ones use. That being the case my budget is around $300 and I found the 60CSX for $300 and the 450 for $320ish. We don't need street routing as I have a Nuvi 200 for that. We generally follow the direction of the arrow on the 60 and I match that up with the avaliable streets displayed on the Nuvi 200 to get to the cache, I know some of the newer units could allow me street routing to the POI but we consider working out how to get there part of the fun so that will save me some money. Also since we have the iPhone app we generally use that to fine caches around us and enter the cords on the GPS. With the new unit I plan to load a PQ for the generally area we are going to cache in, then use the iPhone to find a cache around us and find that cache in the new GPS from the loaded PQ and head for it. Does this seem like a good plan? That being said, I think my best options in that price range are the 60CSX or the 450. Of those which do you think would serve me best with the information above? Went enter field notes and read descriptions on the iPhone so I guess I am more interested in accuracy than user interface on the GPSr. Any advice is appreciated. Quote Link to comment
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